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Tamoxifen is a drug used to treat certain types of breast cancer in women and men. It is also used to prevent breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (abnormal cells in the ducts of the breast) and in women who are at a high risk of developing breast cancer. Tamoxifen is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It blocks the effects of the hormone estrogen in the breast. Tamoxifen is a type of antiestrogen. Also called tamoxifen citrate.
Study may help reassure women who fear endometrial side effects of breast cancer drug

Study may help reassure women who fear endometrial side effects of breast cancer drug

Study identifies new gene that suppresses breast cancer in mice

Study identifies new gene that suppresses breast cancer in mice

Novel DNA-altering method could lead to more treatment options for diseases

Novel DNA-altering method could lead to more treatment options for diseases

Researchers unlock genetic code that disrupts response to breast cancer therapy

Researchers unlock genetic code that disrupts response to breast cancer therapy

Study reveals needle biopsy hormone receptor testing for DCIS wastes millions

Study reveals needle biopsy hormone receptor testing for DCIS wastes millions

ASTRO honors Ms. Keresztes with 2016 Survivor Circle Award

ASTRO honors Ms. Keresztes with 2016 Survivor Circle Award

Neoadjuvant endocrine therapy 'a reasonable option' for ER-positive breast cancer

Neoadjuvant endocrine therapy 'a reasonable option' for ER-positive breast cancer

Researchers tune into previously unknown cross talk between estrogen and progesterone receptors

Researchers tune into previously unknown cross talk between estrogen and progesterone receptors

Pretreatment smoking linked to poor prognosis in AI-treated patients

Pretreatment smoking linked to poor prognosis in AI-treated patients

Common breast cancer treatment less effective for smokers compared to non-smokers

Common breast cancer treatment less effective for smokers compared to non-smokers

NLCs packed with melatonin could increase effectiveness of tamoxifen drug

NLCs packed with melatonin could increase effectiveness of tamoxifen drug

Scientists find new way to slow growth of triple negative breast cancer

Scientists find new way to slow growth of triple negative breast cancer

Study opens up possibility of developing potential hormone therapies for SSc skin disease

Study opens up possibility of developing potential hormone therapies for SSc skin disease

Multi-center study may help reassure breast cancer patients taking tamoxifen drug

Multi-center study may help reassure breast cancer patients taking tamoxifen drug

Taking hormone therapy drugs for additional five years improves outcomes in breast cancer patients

Taking hormone therapy drugs for additional five years improves outcomes in breast cancer patients

Scientists reveal how ER+ breast cancer uses cholesterol-based molecule to evade anti-hormone treatments

Scientists reveal how ER+ breast cancer uses cholesterol-based molecule to evade anti-hormone treatments

Carol Fabian inducted into KU Women's Hall of Fame for contributions to breast cancer research

Carol Fabian inducted into KU Women's Hall of Fame for contributions to breast cancer research

Combination of existing chemotherapy drugs can reduce breast cancer stem cells, improve survival

Combination of existing chemotherapy drugs can reduce breast cancer stem cells, improve survival

Predictive statistical approach opens door to development of more effective therapies for breast cancer

Predictive statistical approach opens door to development of more effective therapies for breast cancer

Derivatives of female sex hormones can influence natural melanin production, study suggests

Derivatives of female sex hormones can influence natural melanin production, study suggests